Feathering and filling a selection


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Feathering and filling a selection

In this exercise, we're going to create what amounts to a beam of light descending from the moon, using nothing more than the Rectangular Marquee tool, the Feather command and a blend mode or two. At first, it's going to look quite cheesy, but if Photoshop excels at anything, it's at turning what is ultimately an ordinary layer into an extraordinary member of the overall composition. I've gone ahead and saved out my progress as Doomsday comp.psd found inside the 08_selections folder. Notice that I still have my selection outline.

I can go ahead and click off it to deselect that region of the image. Then I'm going to press Ctrl+Semicolon, or Command +Semicolon on the Mac, to bring up the guideline. Armed with the Rectangular Marquee tool, make sure it's active, I want you to begin dragging right about here. So notice that I'm maybe 100 pixels below the moon here, right on the guideline. I'm going to begin dragging like so. As I drag, I'll press-and-hold t...

Feathering and filling a selection
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Feathering and filling a selection provides you with in-depth training on Design. Taught by Deke McClelland as part of the Photoshop CS5 One-on-One: Fundamentals

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Design Photography
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Photoshop
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